I am curious if there is a quick way to solve the issue of element type mismatch within FEMAP. For example, I created Laminate plate type CQUAD4 elements and then I wanted to switch the properties from a laminate to an isotropic plate material. If I simply go to update the properties, I get the message,
"Selected Property is not compatible with their Element Type."
Is there a quick way around that which doesn't require me to start over?? Thanks!!
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To elaborate a little, Modify > Update Element > Property will allow you to change an elements property from say a rectangular beam property 0.5 x 0.5 to a different property of 0.75 x 0.75.
Modify > Update Element > Type will allow you to change elements to a different type, like changing a line element from a CBEAM to a CBAR.